Saturday, March 10, 2007

Stop the Killings: NYC Edition

Friday: March 16, 2007
930pm -- party til 4am
@ M1-5 in Chinatown
$7 - 10 sliding scale
100% of all proceeds from the how will support the Philippine delegation to the Permanent People's Tribunal.

Performances by:
Geologic of Blue Scholars
Kwela and Calamity
Koba with DJ Boo
and Hanalei Ramos
[DJ Vettie Vett // DJ Joey Too Fresh // DJ Otis]

Did you know that 825+ people have been killed in the Philippines since 2001? Regular people...students, teachers, lawyers, workers, journalists, clergy, human rights workers, etc. Witnesses have pointed to elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in carrying out these killings. Yet not one person has been tried or convicted for any of these deaths.

President Arroyo's government has done nothing to stop to these atrocities. For us living in the U.S.A. it's a little sticky. The U.S. government has been providing excessive amounts of military aid to the Philippine government.That 's our tax dollars potentially subsidizing death squads of the Philippine military at the cost of the Filipino people. Come out to the show to learn a bit more about the issue and find out how you can get involved.

M1-5 Bar (between Church and Broadway) // 21+
52 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013
Subway: A, C, E, N, R, 6 to Canal
(walk south on Broadway, make first right)

and then, another event: